Dec 6, 2012 3:00am PST
another crack at that science question. clarify an answer he gave to "gq" when he was asked about the age of the earth. remember, senator rubio took a little grief, saying that he was not qualified to answer the question, calling it, quote, one of life's great mysteries. remember, i'm not a scientist, man, the whole thing. yesterday, mike, i guess you spoke to him as part of the "playbook" breakfast and you gave him a chance to explain that answer. let's listen. >> how old do you think the earth is? >> first of all, the answer i gave was trying to make the same point the president made a few years ago, and that is there is no scientific debate on the age of the earth. i mean, it's established it. pretty definitively. at least 4.5 billion years old. i was referring to a theological debate which is a pretty healthy debate. >> mike, what did you come away with talking to marco rubio yesterday? >> people in the room came away thinking that he was really smooth, really on his game. and this is an example of that. he had that very clumsy sort of dismissive answer when he was asked by "gq" befor
Dec 3, 2012 4:00pm PST
be donated to science to study the long-term effects of concussions. that was before investigators say he shot himself in the chest. and the scientists who examined deurson's brain as well as junior. researches at boston university report they investigated brain samples from 85 people all of whom had histories of brain injuries. they claim 80% of those brains showed signs of a certain type of brain disease that cause memory loss, depression and dementia. almost all of those brains they say belong to athletes. but scientist its say they don't have enough evidence to prove that the hits on the field caused the brain disease. earlier today on "studio b," a doctor suggested we have reached a point where parents really should think twice before even allowing their kids to play football. >> parents that are watching today need to be highly suspicious and highly cautious about having their kids participate in high school football, either if they don't get the right test done, if they are not followed frequently and certainly to make sure that the right protection is put in place to at least abso
Dec 6, 2012 2:30am PST
won his race. >> look at that. senator marco rubio is taking a second crack at science. he's trying again. he's clarifying an answer he gave gq last month when asked about the age of the earth. rubio took some grief for saying in part he was not qualified to answer. >> he's not a scientists, man. >> calling it one of life's great mysteries. >> that and like why is hair growing on my knuckles. >> we should ask him. at a breakfast yesterday, mark allen gave the senator a chance to explain his answer. >> so how old do you think the earth is? >> let me tell you the answer i gave. the answer i gave was trying to make the same point the president made a few years ago. that is there is no scientific debate on the age of the earth. it's established at a pretty definitively, at least 4.5 billion years old. i was referring to a thee lodgeal debate which is a pretty healthy debate. >> that's good. >> rubio said he wished he had explained his point more clearly in the gq article and joked it deposit get much attention outside of washington. >> you know, actually, i think that was a good answer.
Dec 6, 2012 8:00am PST
there's something to find, something is alive. >> what does a 2-year-old care about science? not much but my son has so much fun exploring that he doesn't realize his brain is learning too. >>> have you ever been asked to check off one of those boxes that describes your ethnicity, you probably noticed there's a box called other. other. sort of an unusual thing to say about yourself. i'm an other. in fact, there's a young poet who is so disturbed by that, she decided to write a poem about it because for her part she said she was too light skinned for black kids she grew up around to avoid teasing and taunts and it still haunts her today. soledad o'brien has more. >> reporter: it's a poem about her life. she is struggling to recite it. >> they always called me white girl. i was never ashamed of myself until she taught me to be ashamed. she calls her poem other or the biracial poem. it's about being bullied by black kids for being light skinned. >> i remember their taunts. it took years to fade. i became ashamed. >> reporter: the tough part. she has to perform it at the first spoken word
Dec 4, 2012 1:00pm PST
competing to win the army's next multi-million dollar contract. he showed us the science behind every shape, size, and shade of these pixels. >> you now have your camouflage. we're trying to trick the brain into seeing things that aren't actually there. >> reporter: digital patterns recreate shapes already found in nature, and 3-d layering creates depth and shad dose where none exist. that's today's design. but developers already have one eye on tomorrow. >> what's coming up down the road and very quickly is the harry potter cloak. >> what is that? >> reporter: with that fictional cloak, harry isn't just camouflaged, he's invisible. >> my body's gone! >> how invisible are we talking here? if i walked into a room with a soldier wearing one of these cloaks -- >> you wouldn't see him at all. he would be completely invisible to you. >> reporter: this isn't make believe. the military has seen the so-called quantum stealth technology. it works by bending the light around an object, even concealing most of a person's shadow. imagine what that could do for a sniper, hiding in a field, or the americ
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm PST
is for science and research. the u.s. condemns the launch saying it is the same technology that would be used to launch a ballistic missile. >>> alan simpson is cutting loose gangnam style. >> stop tweeting your breakfast. >> yes, the republican from wyoming wants to convince people to get involved with lowering the national debt. he asks young americans to use social media to sign a petition. i think that's going to be a successful marketing campaign. >> he's moving like gangnam style. >> soon you'll be doing it. >> a billion people will have seen that youtube video. >>> two prominent members of congress are standing by to join us live. they're getting ready to debate how to break the stalemate in the fiscal cliff negotiations. whether republicans should declare victory on taxes and move on. or are we all going over the fiscal cliff? let's see if we can work out a deal right here in the situation room. but it fits in your pocket. now tell the world daniel... of pepto-bismol to-go. at chevy's year-end event, we have 11 vehicles that offer an epa-estimated 30 mpg highway or better. yeah? hey.
Dec 8, 2012 3:00am PST
involved in science. i loved science as a kid. i tykes a couple different programs and items. this is their microscope. put iphone or microphone. it has so it interact. put a tablet. see on the large screen a butterfly or zoom on different specimens play up and down with a real lenz as they look through here. >> mom and dad you buy this it's $89 but you buy your kid an iphone and a tablet. >> if you have it most parents are throwing those things in there they have anyway. with you pick up on amazon dot many arthur wants this for his kid and i do. my kid is a huge thomas fan. all of these accessories that work with current tablet. thomas steam station. you put a tablet in the center here. here i have a larger ipad the game works by putting differential cards in the side of the thomas station. and it gets the kids up off -- i don't have the game running fully yet. because it made too much noise in here but the kids can get up off the couch and play different games and put percy and thomas cards in inside of it and it interacts with the tablet so the kids are involved and playin